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big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's where the hurricane center
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
shayuth was a star athlete at her high school. she had big dreams to go off to a big college. last night, those dreams came to a halt. >> she was the most beautiful -- >> is before midnight, her parents say she was riding with her best friend, lexie harbord. they were coming from her boyfriend's house driving around a sharp turn. they crashed into a tree. >> she loved life. she loved everybody. >> neighbors say she ran out of the car screaming. a 75-year-old woman came to her aid. she kept crying that she had killed her best friend. >> just pray to god for help. she said, i never believed in god. would you please pray for me? >> together, they dropped to their knees on the front lawn. all night she grieved on her twitter page. please come back, i miss you. i will never forgive myself. later -- shortly before she passed, she talked about her best friend on her own page. this afternoon, family members choked back tears to share how they would like jacqueline shayuth to be remembered. >> police say this had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. it was really dark and returned here are extrem
i spoke to investigators they said a big mountainous terrain in that part of new hampshire along the canadian border. there are just so o ny places where someone could hide or they say could be hidden. bianna? >> as you can see, the entire town was shocked. thank you. >>> well, now to a strange scene that played out in a texas courtroom during the trial of warren jeffs. the polygamous sect lead said little until he jumped up and objected for nearly an hour and dan klepoeffler is here with th story. >> reporter: despite the magnitude of the charges warren jeffs is going it alone without lawyers and right from the start of this trial, he has shown a combative almost condescending approach to defend his name and his s actions. the silent sectarian who's been near mute in court broke his silence with two words "i object" as the fbi was about to name people in his compound, jeffs suddenly stood and began to deliver his objections for almost an hour seemingly thinking that he was on a pulpit, not a courtroom. jets said there is sacred trust given to religious leadership not to be touch
from washington, on this very big morning. >>> crash landing, a flight from new york crashes into the south american country of guyana and breaks in two. miraculousus, evererne survived. we have the harrowing tales of those who escaped the wreckage. >>> the other royal wedding. over in england, the queen's oldest granddaughter, marries her rugby-playing groom in an elegant, low-key ceremony. we've got all of the royal fashion, including what princess beatrice, she of the famous hat, wore this time. >>> and drama dog, she's the playful pup who takes playing dead to a whole new level. why does she do this? we talked to her owner. >> announcer: from abc news, live from new york, this is "good morning america" with dan harris and bianna golodryga. >>> and there it is. just two days to go. if the debt limit isn't raised by the time that clock hits zero on tuesday, now, remember, that's the day the u.s. treasury department says it n no longer borrow money to may the in addition's bill, then it could mean economic calamity for the entire country. now, after weeks of wrangling and fa
kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to keep me alive, i like to apply my o
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
saturn would virginia tags. >>> let's get to the other big story of the night. the blistering heat that is heading our way. >> storms rolled through our region while we coped with a 90- degree temperatures. bob ryan is tracking all of it for us tonight. >> we had some pretty nasty storms. a batch in west virginia out around harper's ferry. another batch forms and did some damage down in st. mary's county. there it another batch trying to fire up because of all the humidity that we have. there is still some iran lexington park and if you are around baltimore. the other story is the heat. our high temperature today was 97 degrees. before the weekend is out, we will pack on about five or six degrees. dew points still well into the 70's. we are under an excessive heat advisory. that is for thursday and probably friday, saturday, and sunday. i am afraid we will be a feeling like it is 110 degrees or higher. i will join you in a few minutes with the details. >> 110, that is just brutal. we are monitoring the impact with the heat on the way and what impact it'll have on our region. >>> a
and the runners cut down to third intending to advance, blue jays win big. >>> rangers taking on marinersrs no score until this, josh hamilton, solo stroll, the 12th of the year. 1-0. now fast forward to the bottom of the eighth, holland took a no-hitter and chone figgins changed that. kennedy lifts one to the big field game set, match. holland complete game, rangers win, 5-0. that'll do it for us. but don't forget for the latest on the sports scene check out the highlight express. until then, i'm cole wright. >>> up next, down to the wire. word of major progress in the nfl lockout just days before training camps are set to begin. >>> more on our top story, a collision between airliners late last night. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and n
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kicked off a big debate in this area, but it might not start on schedule. >> one councilman told us he hopes to stop the gambling law before it kicks in. the district is scheduled to become the first in the nation to offer online poker and slot machines. he argues it would dip into the budget bill and did not go through a public process. >> chances are that stores offering better deals are really just trying to get you to spend more. many say that groceries' offering 10 items for $10 trick shoppers into buying several options. they call it the power of suggestion. if consumers read the fine print, they can usually get just one item at a reduced price. >> the space shuttle atlantis has returned to earth, closing a chapter of space history. in a final salute, the crew took never before seen photos of outer space. they're scheduled to land at the kennedy space center on thursday. it will mark the end of a 30- year space shuttle program. >> a tropical storm is kicking up a stir along the florida coast. life guards are warning beachgoers that the waves are a concern. that looks like a lot o
, and couples are now being chosen for the date by lottery. >> what an influx it will be. >> certainly a big day. >>> all right. an update to what appeared to be a city's tough stance on distracted pedestrians. >> it had been reported that philadelphia was cracking down on texting while walking with hefty fines in place if you crossed that boundary. the city's depp city mayor says not true. pedestrians will be reminded to be aware of their surroundings w will certainly not be fined. >> it would have been hard to enforce a bit. >> i agree. >>> coming up next after the break, stocks are surging this morning. we'll check k the new numbers. >>> the hunt for casey anthony. where is she beginning her new life? this morning a clue. >>> and extreme eating at your favorite chain restaurant, the meals look tasty but the food police tell us just how bad they are. we'll be right back. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning after the dow's best day so far this year. investors are also optimistic about the debt crises in both europe and the u u. tokyo's nikkei average added 116 points today. hong kong'
. christiane, thanks to you, on the game of political chicken playing out tomorrow. with that big white house meeting coming, christiane will go inside the negotiations with white house chief of staff, bill daley. he'll speak exclusively to christiane tomorrow morning, right here on abc's "this week." >>> now, to the birth of a nation in africa tonight. south sudan is now its own country. tens of thousands celebrated independence, dancing in the streets. marking the end of a long and bloody struggle. the tribes of south sudan and the mainly arab north have been fighting on and off for 50 years now. >>> there was another bold headline from africa this weekend. a plea from the u.n. over the worsening drought. refugee camps are being overwhelmed by people fleeing devastating drought and food shortages. up to 10 million people in five countries are affected. relief agencies are appealing for help around the world in feeding them. >>> and there is still much more ahead as we continue on "world news" this saturday night. a different kind of housework. the researchers going inside american homes wit
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
whole life. see something big out on the water like this. >> jacob isn't quite as brave or crazy as he oks. the shark was actually a basking shark which only eats small fish and tiny organism. >> even still, i'm not quite sure all these stories of people getting bitten by sharks and you're riding on one like a pony. >> i won't be doing that any time soon. >> wave man. >> we'll be ririt back. [ girl ] bye mom! bye sweetie! you'll do great. [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always; keep her full and focused with my fiber. [ all ] 3...2...1... happy school year! [ female announcer ] this school year, make a resolution to give your kid kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® cereal. an excellent source of fiber from 100% whole grain. that helps keepephem full so they can focus on the day ahead. keeps 'em full... keeps 'em focused. keeps 'em full... purina cat chow helps you well-being. we're all striving for it. nurture it in your cat with a full family of excellent nutrition and helpful resources.
, but now to traffic. >> a big structure fire on southbound.ke a difficult commute. traffic has been stalked past security lane. avenue is closed randolph and arcola avenue. northbound is not affected. there's the water main breaks issue there from yesterday. in virginia, 95 northbound near garrissonville, the construction is out of the way. back to you. >> thank you. give the following breaking news from centreville. shot and killed a suspect. police or call to a home in the block of scandal way around 1:30 this morning. of kendra way. a man with a shotgun refused orders to drop the weapon. when he did not, they opened fire on him. it's not clear how this started or what the man's condition is. breaking news from prince george's county. >> an ambulance was involved in an overnight accident. it collided with a car on the near the branch avenue exit. tore's no word on what led any injuries. >>> investigators are trying to out what, the watergate d.c.ex in downtown it broke out last night in an the 10th floor. firefighters quickly put out the flames. some residents were treated at scene for po
nelson has those stories and more. >> for another big day for apple. the company today releases its new macintosh operating system. it brings features from the iphone and ipad and marked the first time apple has released an operating system that updates primarily through downloads. some members of the apple board of directors is looking -- are looking at whi might succeed steve jobs as the ceo. hesteve jobs called those discussions hogwash. google is looking for ways to sign up celebrities for a service while keeping out impersonators. twitter already has a system in place to authenticate celebrity accounts but facebook does not. i am rob nelson. >>> let's look at the weather and traffic. >> adam caskey. >> i want to start with weather camp. they visited me yesterday. it's a program for middle school and high-school students coordinated by howard university with a dozen sites around the country. this is their flagship camp. they developed key learning and communication skills and the network in the community, which is what we did yesterday. budding meteorologist out there. i wish someth
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